1907 – The sole Blériot VII, a French expemimental monoplane and the first modern configurated airplane in which Louis Blériot made successful turns, is destroyed on landing.
1922 – Birth of Mariâ Ivanovna Dolina, Soviet World WarII bomber pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union.
1939 – The Royal Air Force abandons daylight raids on Germany after a raid by Vickers Wellingtons takes heavy losses.
1940 – First flight of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver (shown), an American carrier-based dive bomber produced for the U.S Navy during World War II.
1959 – Death of Gerald Joseph Constable Maxwell, Scottish World War I fighter ace who served as station commander at RAF Ford during World War II.
2003 – FedEx Express Flight 647, a McDonnell Douglas MD-10, veers off the runway upon landing after a landing gear collapse and catches fire at Memphis International Airport; two crew members and five passengers escape with only minor injuries.